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Nov 15, 2012 5:00pm PST
coming up in a few minutes. >>> leon panetta ordered the pentagon to investigate why an alarming number of generals and admirals have been involved in ethical lapses. he made the request from thailand where he's representing the u.s. in the signing of a joint vision statement to strengthen military ties to the two countries. in the statement, panetta did not mention the affair by david petraeus. but did say, while the vast majority of officers abide by traditional ethical standards. he's concerned about the spike in alleged behavior, misbehavior among a rising number of officers in the military. >>> the commander in chief toured the east coast today, president obama visited new york city. and specifically staten island and saw the devastation left behind by super storm sandy. he thanked volunteers who have handed out millions of maeals. 400,000 people have asked for emergency aid from fema. >>> several high profile republicans tonight are distancing themselves from mitt romney after his comments about why president obama won the electi election. in a phone call last night, romney assert
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Nov 13, 2012 4:00am PST
panetta was the man in charge of the cia before petraeus. as tracie mentioned last night, speaking while aboard a flight to australia, panetta reacted to the petraeus scandal. >> it was a very sad situation to have a distinguished career like that end in this manner, and my heart obviously goes out to him and his family. but i think he took the right step. >> elsewhere, washington lawmakers will return to the capital this morning and be buzzing about the investigation. but they'll be facing a much larger problem, talking about the dealing with the trillion dollar fiscal cliff that, if not dealt with before the end of the year, will impact everyone in america. today president obama will be meeting with key labor and progressive leaders at that time white house for the first in a series of high-profile economic talks that he will be hosting this week. >>> in other news from hurricane sandy and last week's nor'easter to spring-like weather in the east and a mercury plunge in the west, where are asking what is with the crazy extremes in weather. nbc chief environmental affairs correspo
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Nov 15, 2012 5:30pm PST
. >> reporter: also today, defense secretary leon panetta ordered the chairman of the joint chiefs to review ethics training for all officers, because of recent lapses. and petraeus reached out, saying he did not disclose classified material. >>> thank you, we also want to let you know on rock center, andrea will report on the culture, on what some say is the power surrounding the nation's four-star generals. bp ordered to pay on a massive settlement, we have two reports on the story tonight, beginning with pete williams, good evening brian, this is the deal, bp agrees to plead guilty, paying the biggest fine ever against a single company, and the federal government agrees not to bring criminal charges against bp for the oil spill. the settlement comes a year and a half after an explosion and fire killed 11 people on a bp drilling rig in the gulf, starting a gush that became 206 million gallons of oil. >> the company has pled guilty to criminal felony charges, manslaughter, individuals have been charged, as well. everything that we are capable of doing in the criminal sphere we have done tod
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Nov 13, 2012 4:30am PST
. >> reporter: overnight defense secretary leon panetta announced general john allen, our top military commander in afghanistan, is under investigation. the pentagon discovered 20 to 30,000 pages of e-mails a senior defense official called potentially inappropriate between allen and jill kelly. kelly is the woman who complained she felt harassed by anonymous e-mails later traced to paula broadwell. that fbi investigation uncovered an affair between broadwell and cia director david petraeus. petraeus resigned. before all this became public, broadwell talked about working with petraeus in afghanistan. >> to have the access, i took that privilege and opportunity very seriously. >> reporter: the pentagon won't say what the relationship was between allen and kelly but he's still on the job for now, in washington preparing for the a senate confirmation hearing that's been put on hold. meanwhile the fbi conducted a consensual search of broadwell's home. jill kelly's brother calls her the victim. >> she took real issue with it. when she took issue with it, she didn't realize this was going to
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Nov 16, 2012 4:00am PST
presence. these guys are true american heroes. >> secretary of defense leon panetta issued a statement saying he's deeply saddened. the ntsb is sending a team to midland to investigate. >>> today is the day former cia director david petraeus faces lawmakers. he's due to testify behind closed doors about the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benning aussie. there's no doubt he'll be asked about his extramarital affair. tracie potts is on capital hill for us with those details. >> reporter: good morning. we do know they are focusing on the attacks in benghazi. after three-hour briefing from the cia and fbi, today both the house and senate intelligence committees will hear from former cia director david petraeus. >> he interviewed many of the people as i understand it that were involved and so the opportunity to get his views, i think, is very important. >> reporter: the closed door hearing is not expected to get into the affair that prompted petraeus to resign. the cia is now investigating whether he did anything wrong professionally. the fbi concluded it was a personal matter. >> w
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Nov 15, 2012 11:00am PST
suspended her security clearance. leon panetta suggested general john allen who said he will cooperate may be the last person involved. >> i am not aware of any others that could be involved in this issue at the present time. >> reporter: despite the probe, general petraeus who stepped down from the cia is scheduled to testify tomorrow on the deadly attacks in benghazi. republicans accuse united nations ambassador susan rice of misleading the public when she said protests, not terrorists, prompted that attack. >> there's a ream of evidence. >> she should have known what the situation and circumstances were. >> she has a lot of explaining to do. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. but to smurch her reputation is outrage. >> reporter: the president said this will not deter him from nominating susan rice. john mccain says if that's the case, he will block it. tracie potts, nbc 11 news, washington. >>> back here at home a high-flying start-up is grounded. >> the eureka zeppelin will fly no more. the zeppelin, a common sight
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Nov 13, 2012 11:00am PST
harmful. tracie potts has the latest on capitol hill. >> reporter: overnight, leon panetta announced john allen is under investigation. the pentagon discovered 20,000 pages of e-mails a senior official called inappropriate between allen and jill kelly. kelly is the woman who felt harassed over the anonymous e-mails later linked to paula broadwell. broadwell and petraeus were found to have an affair. and petraeus resigned. >> it is important if you are an official of the cia, you have the personal integrity that comes first and foremost. >> reporter: broadwell talked about working with petraeus in afghanistan. >> i took that seriously. >> reporter: the pentagon won't say what the relationship was with allen and kelly, but he is still on the job for now. in washington preparing for a senate confirmation hearing that has been put on hold. the pentagon has conducted a search of the home. jill kelly's brother took issue with it. >> she took issue with it and she did not realize it would spark a maelstorm. >> reporter: it took several days for the president to learn about petraeus. a senio
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Nov 14, 2012 4:00am PST
leon panetta has demoted the former head of the u.s. africa command general william kip ward for allegedly spending thousands of dollars on lavish travel and other expenses. ward will retire as a three star general and repay the government $82,000. >>> a tv crew captured a possible tornado over a japanese port on wednesday. a relatively rare occurrence for that country. no damage was reported. >>> and this year's rockefeller christmas tree has arrived in new york city. she's a beaut too. the 80 foot tall norway spruce survived the devastation of superstorm sandy. the tree lighting ceremony will be held on november 28th. >>> now for a check on wall street, the dow fell 59 points. the s&p was down five. the nasdaq lost 20. >>> taking a look at overseas trading. in tokyo, the nikkei nudged up 3 points while in hong kong the hang seng climbed 253. >>> blue chips took a lit on tuesday, but impressive earning after the bell from cisco could give the dow a boost this morning. california is making history today with the state's first ever auction of greenhouse gas pollution permits. the
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Nov 14, 2012 7:00am PST
panetta have already addressed the situation from australia secretary panetta said no one should leap to conclusions about general allen's e-mails to jill kelley who started this all. . we are also learning more about her this morning and why did she claim to have diplomatic privileges when the state department says she had no affiliation with them? more on that straight ahead. >> and the rockefeller christmas tree is on the way. another symbol of the holidays, black friday, but this year the dash for deals will start on thanksgiving. a lot of people not happy about that signing a petition to stop it. coming up we'll hear from the woman behind that movement and today's professionals will weigh in. >>> and then as we know hollywood filled with good looking men, but who is the sexiest man alive? this morning we will reveal "people" magazine's pick, and willie, good luck to you. >>> we begin this morning with the new fallout in the wide nick scandal tied to former cia director david petraeus' admitted affair. nbc's andrea mitchell is keeping track of it all. good morning to you. >>
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Nov 14, 2012 5:00am PST
denied any wrongdoing as of this morning, his boss, defense secretary panetta, says don't lead to conclusions here that we postponed his confirmation hearing for thursday. it was a prudent thing to do, panetta says, until all of the facts on this come out. meantime, here in washington, we are watching a home here where paula broadwell is believed to be. she was just seen a short time ago coming in and out very quickly from her brother's home here in the d.c. area. no longer at her home in north carolina. finally, general petraeus, who had the affair and stepped down as cia director, lawmakers want to hear from him as well. not so much about this controversy per se but specifically about his investigation into the death in benghazi. those hearings start today. laura? >> all right. so much going on. thank you very much. >>> also, in less than would hours, house minority leader nancy pelosi is expected to announce whether or not she will step down from her leadership post or even leave congress altogether. pelosi is seen by some as a liability to the president. she negotiate was repu
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Nov 13, 2012 5:00am PST
of defense. kerry would replace current secretary of defense leon panetta. the u.s. ambassador to the united nations, susan rice is considered the top candidate to replace hillary rodham clinton as secretary of state. john brennan, the chief counterterrorism adviser, is the leading contender to fill the spot left open by the resignation of cia director david petraeus. >>> space enthusiasts looking to the sky this morning or maybe their computer screens to catch a glimpse of a total solar eclipse. it starts later on this morning but will only be visible for a few minutes from australia. most of the path stretches over an empty span of that pacific ocean. you can still watch it via the internet, which is always cool. the camera, a robotic telescope, will stream the eclipse live starting at 11:30 this morning. that's a look at the website right there on your screen so check it out. >>> a different kind of eclipse happening in los angeles as "twilight" fans crowded the walkways outside the nokia theater hoping to get a glimpse of the stars. last night was the world premiere of "breaki
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Nov 16, 2012 7:00am PST
panetta issued a statement saying he is very sorry about this tragic accident and his thoughts are with the victims, the families and this community. this is a community very much in shock this morning. the ntsb has a team of investigators on the way. they will be on the scene here later this morning to look into this. savannah, back to you. >> janet shamlian, thank you. >>> a close friend of joshua michael and his family is on the phone with us from lubbock, texas. cory, good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah. >> our condolences go to you and the family. you have spoken with dalin. what did she tell you about the moments before the accident. i understand her husband pushed her off the float and saved her life. >> yes, he did. i think it was just pandemonium more than anything else, you know. can't even imagine a train coming at you, what reaction you would have. obviously joshua had the reaction of a real man. >> i know josh had obviously his wife dalin and two little kids, how is the family holding up this morning? >> i think everybody is still in shock just trying to take the
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Nov 10, 2012 5:00am PST
the cia director. he's got to probably replace hillary clinton at state. leon panetta at defense. as he starts to move pieces around, maybe as attorney general, the president demands two things when you think about these big appointments. diversity and excellence. and now, replacing his cia director is going to have to be part of that mix, to get a national security seem that can work really well together, general petraeus had a mixed reputation on that score. some people in the pentagon, in the intelligence community, resented him a little bit. he's a superstar. and superstars in any high pressure field are going to have some people questioning are they team players? there was some of that. but he did perform at a very high level. one of the most excellent people in his profession in the last 100 years. they need to find somebody to replace him. >> is there a political fallout from this? whether it's for the president, or for any others in washington? >> i think the most likely political fallout could relate to benghazi. there's still this question, one of the things that goes on in
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Nov 15, 2012 5:00am PST
this morning, we heard from defense secretary leon panetta, who says he doesn't believe there's anyone else involved in this situation with general petraeus, general john allen, who now says he'll cooperate with the investigation, jill kelle why, paula broad well, and fred humphries, the fbi agent who initially investigated the case and then was dismissed because of pictures he sent to jill kelley. >> it just gets keeper and deeper. yesterday things got a little heated on capitol hill. the president and john mccain had a little bit of a history. they went back and forth on what was initially revealed about the benghazi attacks. what do you anticipate will come of that? >> reporter: remember susan rice five days after said she thought it had to do with the protests and not with a coordinated attack, which turned out not to be the case. republicans, including john mccain, jumped all over that saying if they send her name to the hill as a possible candidate for secretary of state, and that has been talked about, he's going to absolutely block that. he doesn't think she gets her facts stra
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Nov 13, 2012 6:00am PST
. overnight defense secretary leon panetta announced general john allen, our top military commander in afghanistan, is now also under investigation. the pentagon discovered 20,000 to 30,000 pages of potentially inappropriate e-mails between allen and jill kelly. kelly is the woman who told the fbi she felt harassed by anonymous e-mails later traced to paula broadwell. the investigation uncovered the affair between broadwell and the cia director, david petraeus. we'll have much more of the new details and the link to general allen coming up in a live report from capitol hill at 6:50. >>> also new this morning, a suspected terrorist will be set free from jail today in great britain. a radical muslim cleric will be released after a judge ruled against deporting him to jordan to face terrorism charges. that judge denied deportation because of concerns that he would not get a fair trial in jordan. he has been in and out of jail since back in 2002. britain says his sermons influenced the ring leader of the 9/11 attacks in the u.s. >>> 6:13. a colorado teenager playing a joke on his friends i
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Nov 9, 2012 7:00am PST
at least five major cabinet secretaries including hillary clinton, leon panetta, and timothy geithner. >> i'm really proud of all of you, and what you -- [ applause ] >> reporter: in a video released by the obama campaign, a tearful president thanks his campaign workers. >> what you guys -- what you guys accomplished will go on into the annals of history and people will read about it and marvel about it, but the most important thing you need to know is that your journey is just beginning. >> reporter: now the president is getting ready for big changes, this time to his cabinet. mr. obama's top three secretaries all expected to leave within the next few months, possibly even before the end of the year. secretary of state hillary clinton has repeatedly said she is on her way out. >> i want to then take some time to get reconnected to, you know, the stuff that makes life worth living, you know, family, friends, the sort of activities that i enjoy. >> reporter: the one-time rival to barack obama may be replaced by another former presidential candidate, massachusetts senator john
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Nov 13, 2012 7:00am PST
. meanwhile, en route to australia overnight defense secretary leon panetta, petraeus' predecessor at the cia, became the first administration official to speak about his resignation. >> i think he took the right step, and i think it's important when you're director of the cia with all of the challenges that face you in that position that, you know, that personal integrity comes first and foremost. >> reporter: house and senate intelligence leaders were not notified until the day petraeus resigned. >> it is very puzzling, and i think it was a mistake because this thing just came so fast and so hard, and since then it's been like peeling an onion every day. another peel comes off and you see a whole new dimension to this. >> reporter: all this severely complicates white house plans for what they hoped would be an orderly transition to a new national security team. they have been considering senator john kerry, who has long wanted to be secretary of state, for defense secretary. the white house has also wanted u.n. ambassador susan rice to success hillary clinton, but officials say cong
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